Project 2716 Restoration Update

Emery Trust Awards C&O 2716 $43,000

March 24, 2020

Irvine Ky – For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Railway Museum will receive a grant from the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust to be used for the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway steam engine #2716. The money is to be used by Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation, the lessors of the locomotive. Kentucky Steam has a long-term lease on the locomotive and is performing the restoration work.

The award comes on the heels of another generous grant made by the Emery Trust in 2019. The $43,000.00 will be used for continued boiler work on the locomotive, targeting the firebox sidesheet and staybolt repair.

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“Emery Trust Awards C&O 2716 $43,000”

Article courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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